Becci Cayer, CAS, Corporate eCommerce Manager

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Bring Your Dog to Work Like a Pro

  The benefits of working in a dog-friendly office can be immense if gone about in a respectful way. We caught up with Elizabeth Fagan, the director of marketing of premium dog toy company Planet Dog, to get her insight on the perks of bringing in your pooch. “Having dogs in the office changes the whole mentality and routine of daily work life in such a positive way,” says Fagan. “There’s something about having dogs around that reminds you to chill out, appreciate the small things and play a bit everyday. Simply put, it’s been life changing for both my dogs and me.” Try it for yourself on June 23rd for Take Your Dog to Work Day using the tips below to ensure it’s a tail-wagging experience for all. Get Realistic It’s important to be realistic about how your pooch interacts with other dogs and humans. “You need to be … Read More

How to Pick the Perfect Promotional Cooler Bag

  Promotional lunch coolers are an unbelievable way to capture repeat exposure for your brand. Lunch bags and cooler giveaways have the potential to be used every day for carrying food, drinks, and snacks to and from work, school, or any other daytime obligations. Besides everyday meals, cooler bags can also be used for weekend excursions, athletic events, grocery shopping and more. Summer is the perfect season to put your logo on a promotional lunch bag or cooler. If you are considering the use of a lunch bag or cooler for your next event or giveaway, there are a few things to consider to ensure you pick the perfect cooler. First, you will want to think about how long recipients will need to keep their food or beverage items cool. You will also want to consider capacity, how many food or beverage items they will need to store. And any other … Read More

5 Products to Show Off Your Brand’s Playful Side

With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to bring a lighter sensibility to your brand by using out-of-the-box promotional productions. Here, we list out our top picks for getting a little creative with your logo presentation: Yo-Yos Take an old-school approach by placing your company’s logo on a classic yo-yo. Everyone will find the simplicity of this nostalgic item appealing, making a branded yo-yo a great giveaway for tradeshows, company picnics and retreats. Coloring Books Coloring books are making a comeback with all age groups. Grownups are grabbing crayons and pencils to bring black-and-white line drawings to life as a way to relax and unplug. Therapists and yoga studios would do well to use these branded books to appeal to clients looking for a meditative hobby. Fidget Spinners The award for hottest of-the-moment trend easily goes to the fidget spinner, a sensory tool turned fad that helps … Read More

Three Things to Avoid on an Employee’s First Day

Making a good first impression is as important for employers as it is for new hires. While a new employee will likely be preoccupied with showing off their skillsets, as the employer, you’re tasked with making them feel at home in an unfamiliar environment from day one. Below, we reveal some common mistakes employers make during the onboarding process and what to do instead: Don’t: Wing the Walkthrough It may be tempting to leave things open-ended on a new employee’s first day—after all, you don’t want to make them feel overwhelmed while they are still getting the lay of the land—but failing to plan out an itinerary and prepare for their arrival is a big misstep. There’s nothing more disheartening than a new hire watching their boss scramble to pull together a workstation and supplies or struggle to answer basic questions about work habits and protocols. Instead: Invest in Their … Read More

(Safe) Fun in the Sun

A bad sunburn has the potential to be more than just a temporary annoyance—it can lead to serious skin damage or cancer. But keeping safe doesn’t mean you have to live like a shut-in this summer. Rather, help employees and customers have fun in the sun while minimizing risk using these tips and our large array of customizable sun-safe promotional products: Slather On Suncreen The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it’s also one of the most vulnerable to the elements. Be kind to your skin by using sunscreen on a daily basis—yes, even on overcast days and in the winter. In fact, 87% of the sun’s rays penetrate through clouds and fog, which is why you shouldn’t limit your sunscreen habit only to days at the beach. So what strength of sunscreen should you be using? SPFs range in strength, but most dermatologists seem to agree … Read More

Celebrating Life’s Big Moments

From weddings to birthdays, Crestline has what you need to put a personal spin on your next celebration. So ditch the generic party favors and decorations for easy-to-order custom creations. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling: Tying the Not Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. As such, it can create a lot of pressure to make every element meaningful and personal. But DIY means a lot of stenciling, hand lettering, spray painting and gluing—all time you could be using to meet with vendors and finish other details. Make life a little easier by ordering monogrammed mason jars for chic centerpieces or Hershey’s® Kisses® printed with your date for tasty wedding favors. Having a Baby Be über on-trend with a gender reveal party. Order T-shirts in pink and blue so guests can choose whether they are “Team Girl” or “Team Boy.” … Read More

Practicing What We Preach: Our New Eco-Friendly Offices

At Crestline, we take social responsibility seriously. As one of the top 10 carbon neutral retailers in North America, we’re committed to ethical sourcing and responsible manufacturing processes. So when our company set out to renovate our current workspace into a state-of-the-art facility, going green was a top priority. When finished, the space will occupy 105,000 sq. ft. and make room for 25 to 50 new employees over the next three to five years. As part of the project, we’ve taken steps to ensure that the new facility is environmentally friendly, which includes becoming LEED certified at the gold level and qualifying as a Maine Advanced Building. We are in the process of installing one of the largest private solar arrays in the state to provide our facility with clean, renewable solar energy. By adding 620 ground-mounted panels, we’ll eliminate more than 8 million pounds of carbon pollution over 40 years and will … Read More

Shake Up Your Lunch: 5 Salad Recipes for Summer

The summer season can be an enjoyable time to adopt a fresher, lighter diet that utilizes available produce and doesn’t require a hot stove or oven for cooking. Summer salads are a great way to take advantage of fresh seasonal greens and veggies from local markets and explore a variety of different flavor combinations. On a hot sunny day, a crisp, fresh salad can really hit the spot! Our new Mason Jar Salad Shaker is the perfect lunch container for summer. It utilizes a nostalgic Mason jar design but is constructed out of durable dishwasher safe Tritan™ plastic material that will not shatter, absorb odor, stain. Its plastic construction also makes it safer for outdoor use at picnics and BBQs or use on the go. We love the Mason Jar Salad Shaker for summer giveaways – it encourages healthy eating and packs perfectly in lunch boxes or coolers. Shake up … Read More

Going to Their Happy Place

When someone tells you to “go to your happy place,” where do you envision you are? Wherever it is, it is likely defined by blissed-out enjoyment and relaxation. Investing in swag that will make your customers’ happy place even happier is a great way to promote your brand. The Beach Put your logo on fun accessories like sunglasses, beach towels and beach balls that consumers can use during a family trip to the beach. Our bold, stripped beach mats, complete with an inflatable pillow, roll up into a built-in carrier with handles for easy breakdown—a feature overwhelmed parents are sure to appreciate. The Fishing Hole There are few recreational activities more zen-like then fishing by a lake or river. Lures make an amazing promotional giveaway, and we promise that they’re as good at hooking customers as they are at catching fish! The Camping Ground For companies in the outdoor industry, … Read More

In The Spirit of Spring

As the snow starts to melt, the flowers begin to bloom and the grass gets a little greener, it’s time to trade beanies for baseball caps and stock up on promotional products that speak to the spring season. Here are our picks for trendy items that will carry your brand into the warmer months: April Showers… Spring is synonymous with rain, which means promotional products like umbrellas and wellies will get a lot of wear on dreary days. Functional and practical, rain gear is almost like a mobile billboard for your brand, communicating your company’s message to a large pool of potential customers. …Bring May Flowers Seeds and flower kits make excellent, timely giveaways for spring trade shows and help reinforce a green message for companies trying to promote their commitment to sustainability. Don’t forget, Earth Day is April 20, which is another opportunity to entice potential customers with an … Read More

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